Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site

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Step into reconstructed earthlodges and explore life in a vibrant village of the Northern Plains Indians on the Upper Missouri at Knife River Indian Villages.

Knife River Indian Villages offers visitors the opportunity to explore the lives of the Northern Plains Indians on the Upper Missouri. Step into a reconstructed earthlodge and imagine boiling buffalo meat in a clay pot or pounding corn with a mortar and pestle. View the artistry of everyday and ceremonial clothing, bags, and implements. Listen to memories of traditional Hidatsa Indian life, then walk through the past to the Sakakawea site, where earthlodge depressions hint of their life in a vibrant village, alive with games, ceremonies, and trade.

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